External Links

Other sites related to the study of the Ming

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  • Geiss Foundation founded in memory of James Geiss in support of Ming research. The James P. Geiss Foundation is a 501(c)-(3) private operating foundation that was established in 2001 in honor of Jim Geiss (1950–2000), a lifelong Ming scholar. Geiss Foundation sponsors research on China’s Ming dynasty by funding: (1) conferences and workshops; (2) Geiss Foundation Publication Subvention Award; and (3) original research projects.
  • Ming-Ch’ing Studies at Academia Sinica, Nangang, Taiwan
  • Society for Ming History 明史学会, China

Reference Tools


Documents and Information Sites


  • Maritime Asia (source for information on shipwrecks from Song to 19th century, including good images of ceramics, information about ship construction, etc)
  • Ming wrecks (Commercial link, but with good images of recovered ceramics)

Art and Architecture

International Relations






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